Monday: The dog was happy I broke her out of jail (the kennel).
Tuesday: Regular work day, then schoolwork – ASP.NET. I am a lucky, lucky guy. Not!
Wednesday – Friday: Ditto.
Saturday: About 6 hours of work, at the office in the morning, and at home in the evening, doing a large data migration project. Nearly finished my ASP.NET project, but not quite.
Today: Work – half hour wrapping up yesterdays work. Shopping. Coffee roasting. Haircut. Yardwork – weeding, taking out the dead-ish snow peas and transplanting peppers from elsewhere in the garden. ASP.NET to completion. Review project against requirements, finish documentation and packaging. Upload. Whew.
This database class requires very little database work, and a lot of programming in languages I don’t use, ever. Next up? Java. I am a lucky, lucky guy. Not!
I call it a transition garden, because all the brown bits? Those were snow peas. Snow peas don’t like 90 degree weather, and we had about a week of that. So they’re brown, dead-ish, and “transitioning out.” Meantime, I’ve got some red habañero that were being overwhelmed by squash in the back right box – now they’re back in full sun, and likely to be very happy there. I also had my started-from-seed jalapeño plants that needed to be moved to an area with more space, so those are next to the habañero. I left one small section of peas in, for the peas to finish maturing and dry. I’ll harvest them, and use them to plant, next spring.
Last night I heated some “rattlesnake pasta”, I think Uno-brand, and amended it with more chicken, more cheese, and every serrano pepper I could pull off the little plants. I want them focusing on growth, rather than “fruit”, and I’m happy to use them rather than mulch them. They added a lot of heat and flavor to the dish – that’s why I like the serrano.
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Our condolences to the families, friends, and units of these fallen warriors:
- Spc. Gerardo Campos, 23, of Miami, Florida, died June 2 in Maiwand, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.
- Lance Cpl. Joshua E. Witsman, 23, of Covington, Indiana, died May 30 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
- Pfc. Vincent J. Ellis, 22, of Tokyo, Japan, died June 4, in Landstuhl, Germany, from wounds suffered June 1, on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with improvised explosive devices and small arms fire.
- Capt. Scott P. Pace, 33, of Brawley, California, died June 6, in Qarah Bagh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his helicopter crashed.
- 1st Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari, 25, of Walla Walla, Washington, died June 6, in Qarah Bagh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his helicopter crashed.
- Cpl. Anthony R. Servin, 22, of Moreno Valley, California, died June 8 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
- Pfc. Brandon D. Goodine, 20, of Luthersville, Georgia, died June 7 in Maiwand, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.
- Master Chief Petty Officer Richard J. Kessler Jr., 47, of Gulfport, Florida, was found deceased in his berthing compartment June 8 on board USS Enterprise (CVN 65).